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How to reduce stress when starting a new business

reducing stress starting a new business

It can be extremely stressful when starting up a new business, especially if this is a completely new experience for you. 

Trust us, we know from first-hand. In fact, it was as a result of these experiences that the seeds for setting up Virtual HQ were sown. With so many companies generating business virtually, it has become more apparent that businesses still need an office address. This isn’t because they need the physical space or the staff to fill it, but because the business itself needs to look professional.

As the saying goes, first impressions are lasting impressions. One of the things you want to be assured of when starting a new business is that any and every enquiry will be professionally dealt with.

But before we go into the benefits of a virtual office in reducing stress, let’s take a look at some other pointers.

Tips to reduce stress when starting a new business

  1. Review what’s working well. Take a look at how far you’ve come and what’s worked well for you. Recognising the small wins is a great way to stay positive and avoid falling into a chasm of negativity.
  2. Take stock of what isn’t working well. If something has started to stress you out beyond belief, it’s a good idea to face it head on. Address why it’s causing so many problems. Once you have an idea of what the stressor is, that’s the first step to being able to tackle it.
  3. Plan – You can’t plan for everything in business, but if you have a plan, this helps when addressing any unexpected problems or curveballs. And if the plan isn’t working for you, make sure it’s flexible enough to change.
  4. Recognise your priorities. If certain tasks are taking up all of your time and you don’t feel like you’re getting any further in your business, look at what your priorities are. If you can, try to outsource any work (like accounting and social media) to free up your time.
  5. Invest in a good team. When your business starts to scale, it can be extremely stressful to juggle all of those roles. Invest in a good team, such as freelancers or actual employees.

There’s another very viable solution to having a small business, but creating the impression that you’re functioning as a larger company. Enter the virtual office.

Benefits of a virtual office in reducing stress

It is impossible to be in three different places all at the same time. It makes little sense to overstretch yourself and stress by trying to both do the work and deal with potential clients at the same time. Two things will happen. The business will suffer through a lack of efficiency, and you will suffer personally. The excitement of starting up your own business will soon disappear by trying to juggle five balls all at once.

With a virtual office, you get a professional address that your business will need. You can also access a professional receptionist to field calls and forward on any post or collate it ready for your collection each day.

Your business can be so much more efficient and less stressful by concentrating on what you are good at. This leaves the day-to-day operational side of the business in the hands of an experienced professional.

Virtual HQ has grown in popularity to the point where we now have premises in Bristol, Cardiff, Leicester and Nottingham. We can provide you with an address, telephone number, receptionist and a host of other business essentials. To find out more about virtual offices and how they work please make sure you contact us at Virtual HQ.

Haley heads up all things marketing here at Virtual HQ - making sure that we're visible online and that we look damn good.

Haley Darby
Haley Darby

Head of Marketing

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